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English noun: revolution

1. revolution (event) a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving


SamplesThe industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution.


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Narrower (hyponym)Cultural Revolution, Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, green revolution

2. revolution (act) the overthrow of a government by those who are governed


Broader (hypernym)group action


Narrower (hyponym)counterrevolution


Instance hyponymAmerican Revolution, American Revolutionary War, American War of Independence, Bloodless Revolution, Chinese Revolution, Cuban Revolution, English Revolution, February Revolution, French Revolution, Glorious Revolution, Mexican Revolution, Russian Revolution, War of American Independence

3. revolution (event) a single complete turn (axial or orbital)


SamplesThe plane made three rotations before it crashed.
The revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year.


Synonymsgyration, rotation


Broader (hypernym)turn, turning


Narrower (hyponym)axial motion, axial rotation, clockwise rotation, counterclockwise rotation, dextrorotation, levorotation, orbital motion, orbital rotation, roll, spin









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